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>>> good morning. a responsibility to act. president obama defends his decision to involvele the u.s. military in libya but vowed our troops will not be used to overthrow moammar gadhafi by force. >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. >> did the president say enough to quiet his critics? >> prince harry joins a punishing expedition to the north pole. we are with him live. >> and buried. a snow boarder crashes and becomes trapped upside down in six feet of snow. his helmet camera captured it all including a desperate call to his wife. >> i'm stuck in a tree well. give them my phone number. >> are you serious? >> i'm going to die if they don't find me. >> luckily, she did and he was finally rescued. he's sharing his story with us finally rescued. he's sharing his story with us today, tuesday, march 29, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. president obama vowed america's role would be limited in libya last night. he told the nation we had fulfilled the pledge, we had done wha
>>> good morning. breaking news, a defense department official tells nbc news a u.s. f-15 fighter jet has crashed in libya. we are live with the latest on the fate of the crew. >>> back to work. crews return to the damaged nuclear plant in japan to try to stop the smoke, steam and radiation that's escaping. this morning they have hit a new snag when it comes to re-establishing power to the facility. >>> and sorry, charlie. just two weeks after giving him the boot, cbs is reportedly in talks to bring charlie sheen back to "two and a half men." but after everything each side has said, can anyone say they are winning today? has said, can anyone say they are winning today? tuesday, march 22, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith. the crash of a u.s. fighter jet happened overnight near the city of benghazi. the cause was likely mechanical. >> the pilots ejected and one crew member has been recovered. the other is what they are calling in the process of being rec
and damaging wind. >> remember, you can track the weather using our interactive radar. this is all in your control at wbaltv.com. >> tonight, the world is remembering the legendary elizabeth taylor. the actress died after congestive heart failure. at times, her personal life was a great drama. she was the star of more than 50 movies. >> with her striking movie -- beauty and violet eyes, she was the epitome of a hollywood icon. >> he is the last of that classic star arab -- era. >> when you think classic hollywood, you think elizabeth taylor. what she started when she was just a teenager. to star in /on legendary pictures. she earned five academy award nominations and won two oscars. she was the first woman to earn a million dollars for a film. >> at the time, it was absolutely gigantic. >> on screen, her life is just as dramatic. >> there was more drama than most of the films. >> married 8 times, has the number 6, u.s. senator john warner. >> her heart and soul were just as beautiful as her classic face and majestic eyes. >> it was her romance to richard burton that created a media frenzy.
for joining us this morning. >> that is something no one wants to talk about -- the possibility of snow. >> we could see a light accumulation. >> folks know that sometimes we get snow on opening day. >> i have been here for four years. maybe this year will be bright and sunny. it will not be this weekend. not good news as we head into the weekend forecast. the temperatures are in the 40's. we're not contending with any wintry mix. we have the possibility of seeing that. the rain has to go through here. i do think the snow will be held at bay at least today. we're in the mid 40's today. by sunday, we will be struggling to reach 40. we have a chance of seeing a light accumulation. right now, let's check out your morning commute. lick.oads are selec we have some new accidents. >> this is southbound on the harrisburg expressway. the other on the right loop approach in the j.f.x. as you travel along wabash, it is closed related to police activity. southbound york road, water main repair continues in the right lane. in catonsville, watch for a rare plant closure at jerusalem because of flooding. fiv
's chief science correspondent robert bazell in tokyo. bob, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, good morning, matt. i can tell you that at the very least this is a major setback in the efforts to contain the reactors. at worst, it's the beginning of a release of more radiation into the environment. >> now, about reactor number 3 -- >> reporter: the apparent leak is in reactor 3 which has been the most troubled at the fukushima site. today prime minister kan addressed the nation. >> translator: the government is stepping up monitoring efforts to control the radiation. >> reporter: the problem came to light when three workers got exposed to excess raidradiation. two of them were taken to a radiation hospital. measurements of the water in the plant found it to be 10,000 times normal radiation. today an official was asked about the source. when you take a look at the water, he said, it appears the source of the radiation is from the reactor. also the government said people living within 18 miles of the site should consider ale voluntary evacuation. earlier they suggested people in the zo
. i am jennifer franciotti. >> i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> what a cold day. >> yesterday was pretty bad. we were stuck in the 40's yesterday. gradual clearing. the next couple of days will be much better than the weekend. sunday, specifically. we're not seeing any kind of wintry mix. there is a batch of rain that still has to get through here. we could see a flake mixing and near the state line. temperatures are pretty positive for us. we're in the low 40's across the area. 44 in annapolis. we will not see much differentiation in the temperatures. we will be in the 40's all day long. turning partly cloudy later this afternoon. a good chance of snow on sunday. more on that coming up. >> the morning commute is kind of busy. we have some flooding left over from yesterday. southbound bel air road, watch for one lane being closed because of flooding. southbound york road, it water main break still being worked on traveling down from lutherville. edgewood road, we have fire department activity. pretty good shape, nine minutes on southbound 895 down to 9
. but you never know. i think all of us who loved her a lot had seen her get through so many extraordinary illnesses. in my case, you know, i sort of watched her over the past 20, 25 years, and she had been very sick many times, and she always had this extraordinary life force, and she sort of pushed through and came back. and i think we all thought that would be the case again, and definitely fervently hoped that. so it -- it's kind of shattering. and i think everybody around her, her very close friends and her family, are just devastated. >> you know, i was trying to think overnight, sally, about why it was that people around the world seemed to identify with her so much. none of us live a life like the one elizabeth taylor lived. and yet perhaps it was the fragility of her that allowed us to identify with her. she had ups and downs like all of us, turbulence, health issues, addiction. is that what you think made people really recognize her? >> i think that's definitely part of it. that she had these real challenges, and she was very honest about them. she was very authentic. i mean, eve
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is enjoying time off. >> great on have you here. and i shared with you in the opening make us proud. >> which is nicer than what you were going to say. >> always fun to have you here. coming up, the unemployment rate has fallen. those are words we haven't heard in a long time. businesses are starting to hire and consumer confidence is on the rise. this good news comes as gas prices soar this week amid the ongoing crisis in the middle east and that's putting a lot of pressure on america's pocketbooks. what could it mean? we'll break it down. >>> and a daring rescue as a firefighter came to the rescue of two painters whose scaffolding snapped high above the ground leaving them dangling on the side of a building. the amazing rescue story coming up. >> we were showing that live on local television. it was amazing to watch them pull it off. they practice this kind of stuff but it's still a maze to go watch. >>> and then the difference between store brands and generic. how do they stack up when it comes to taste some we'll show you what happened when one mom pulled a fast one on her husband and fiv
health problems over the years. more details later on. nato said it will start using warships to enforce a united nations arms embargo against libya. also, u.s.-led coalition aircraft attack a base used by moammar gadhafi's forces to strike at the rebel-held city of misrata. president obama flies home from el salvador today and says a plan to hold off the leadership role in libya will go into effect this week. radiation levels in tokyo's water supply are now too high for infants. they are telling parents to use bottled water instead. meantime workers trying to stop radiation leaks at a damaged nuclear power plant were temporarily evacuated today when smoke rose from the complex again. detroit's population has plummeted by 25% over the past decade. this according to startling new census data. the former industrial powerhouse now has the smallest population its had since 1910. google's plan to digitize every book ever published and distribute them online has been rejected by a federal judge. over 15 million books have been scanned in the project that would have created the largest digital
the disaster. they will join us morning to tell us what's being done to find her. >> also coming up, the murder case against casey anthony, the florida mop accused of kaling her daughter, caylee. with her trial just weeks away, a judge has made a very important ruling on stapts she made to the police, statements the defense doesn't want a jury to hear. we'll tell you a lot more about that still ahead. but we want to begin with libya. gadhafi stepping up his rhetoric saying the demands for a cease-fire are invalid. jim maceda is live in tripoli for us. >> reporter: first let's go to benghazi and reports from both rebel fighters and residents there that gadhafi forces now are on the outskirts of benghazi and they are fighting on the outskirts. they moved from about 40 or 50 miles outside of town to about 12 miles last night. this morning they were just three miles out beyond the center of town with tanks firing towards the center. also mortar rounds were being fired. the rebels are under attack. no other way to describe it. these forces are coming from the so you were approach and this, of course
. there is an indication that they may not be able tole control the reactor in the long term. right now, they are using stop-gap measures, desperate measures to keep what's left of the core that hasn't melted from melting. but i think the authorities have no confidence and they are not expecting to keep it up for the weeks or months that may be necessary to prevent a further core melt. >> we heard an hour ago a japanese nuclear safety official said the water inside the waste storage pool at the plant may be boiling. what's the significance of that? are we facing the potential of yet another explosion? >> well, earlier today there was an explosion at the spent fuel pool of the number 4 reactor. it had been shut down but all the fuel from the core was put in the spent fuel pool, so it was hot. that experienced a hydrogen explosion indicating there was fuel damage. certainly if there is boiling water in a pool that means the water level covering the spentle fuel could decrease and we could be faced with yet another episode of fuel degradation, hydrogen explosion. these pools are not within the leak tight
libya and the use of military actions against moammar gadhafi's forces. air strikes could begin as soon as today. >>> live from london, meredith vieira gets a special tour of westminster abbey from the man who will officiate at the royal wedding as the countdown to the big event hits 42 days today, wedding as the countdown to the big event hits 42 days today, friday, march 18, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer in new york. meredith is in london. good morning to you. >> hey, matt. we'll get the latest on the royal wedding and my tour of westminster abbey in a bit. there are new developments on the crisis in japan, matt. >> there are. officials criticized for downplaying the severity of the crisis have raised the rating of the situation to a 5 on the scale of 1 to 7. that means they expected wider consequences beyond the local area surrounding that troubled plant. for the first time they are admitting they may have been slow to react to the situation and are now asking the unite
. really the third front the u.s. is fighting on these days. it was launched by president obama to protect civilians, he said, because gadhafi's forces were bearing down on the rebels' head quarter city of benghazi. but all those cruise missiles and bombs still haven't stopped the ground fighting. the rebels were under heavy fire today about 100 miles to the south of benghazi. and as you're about to see, our own chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, was with them and got about as close as you'd ever want to. richard is back safely in benghazi tonight and is with us from there tonight. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the rebels have the will, they have the numbers, but they don't have the equipment or the discipline to take on gadhafi's forces where they're dug in, as we saw for ourselves firsthand today. the road outside benghazi today is a graveyard of gadhafi's armored vehicles, destroyed by western air strikes. after an hour and a half driving south flanked by desert, we reached the rebels' front line. there are no trenches or sandbags, just men poorly arm
will join live us live. >> i love the little noises they make. >> so a lot coming up, but let's start with libya. fresh reports that rebel fighters have retaken a city. this comes as president obama prepares to address the nation on a mission still very much in debate. richard engel reports. >> reporter: throughout desert, behind the rebel's front line, we follow a secret convoy to bring water and fuel to the the people of ajdabiya, a rebel city still partially held by gadhafi forces. we reach ajdabiya's eastern gate. it's controlled by rebels. and marked by a tattered flag. ajdabiya is mostly deserted, an urban war zone. shops are closed or destroyed. there is to power or running water. just fighting between the revolutionaries and gadhafi's men, says this man. through a broken gate, we enter his home. it was badly damaged by gadhafi's troops. this is shrapnel from the tank round that hit his out and went right in this room. and the fighting isn't over. outside, we hear gunfire. gadhafi's troops are just a few blocks away. we see rebels running, advancing. firing behind a wall. there
crashed in libya overnight. both crew members are safe. they have been recovered by u.s. officials and we are going to be talking about that story in a little while. >> important story this morning. >> that is good news. on another note, coming up in this half hour we'll be talking about your diet questions with joy bauer. everything diet and nutrition from feeding your sweet tooth to having a mid-day snack that won't make you sleepy. we have he wille think answers for you. a little bit later on it's hard to believe but reportedly actor and warlock charlie sheen is in negotiations to go back to work on his hit sit com "two and a half men." will it happen? we'll update you on the reported talks. >> do you remember the beginning of this whole thing where he said that, mark my words, they will beg me to come back and the number is now $3 million per episode, not $2 million. i wonder what we'll find out about that. >> also this morning, especially in this economy people are looking for deals. we have more to tell you about including gourmet coffee and jewelry and also pocketbooks. apparently
with troubling side effects. one woman will share her story. >> it's an exciting morning for us launching our new website today.com. to mark the event we are doing something we have never done before. >> starting in the next half hour, while we are on the air kathie lee and hoda will be live online hosting the today.com show showing you what goes on behind the scenes during tod "today." they are upstairs in hair and makeup or as they call it, the sober valley spa. they will take us inside the control room. we'll check in on guests in the green room as well. for the first time this morning, history-making. myth is going to be tweeting. >> between now and then i have to figure out what that is. >> is this a long-term plan or a one day and out? >> this is a one day, maybe long term. >> okay. good. thanks for that. let us begin on this tuesday morning with soaring gas prices. according to aaa, the national average is $3.52, up 40 cents in a month. in california, where prices are highest in the country, the average is a staggering $3.96. that coming from san francisco. miguel almaguer is there. good m
will always be with us." tracie potts takes a look at her life. >> a woman of breathtaking beauty, one of hollywood's last true stars. >> did they take the money? >> "national a little bit" launched her into the spotlight at the age of 12, and for the rest of life, the spotlight never dimmed. >> not even the gods have time to give you. >> she won an oscar for "butterfield 8." and another for her portrayal of but drug and housewife in "who is afraid of virginia woolf?" >> stop it. >> like hell i will. >> i'm a very committed a white. i should be committed for being married so many times. >> 8 marriages to seven husbands. richard burton was considered the love of for life. she married him twice. she battled chronic ailments throughout her life, including drug and alcohol addiction. despite reports held, the last years were focused on her personal -- despite her poor health, the last years were focused on her personal crusade against aids. one of last public appearances was at the family memorial for her friend michael jackson did she had heart surgery and then twittered defense that it f
>>> good morning. breaking news. german prosecutors say the gunman who killed two u.s. airmen and injured two others at the frankfurt airport was motivated by islamic extremism. we're live with the latest. >>> it was horrible. mickey rooney testifies on capitol hill about the abuse he suffered for years at the hands of his own family and speaks exclusively to nbc news. >> and he even sold my oscar. >> this morning, his emotional story in his own words. >>> and back with their mom. charlie sheen's twin boys now in the custody of their mother, brooke mueller, as new details emerge about what she told a judge to have those kids removed from the actor's home today, judge to have those kids removed from the actor's home today, march 3rd, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm meredith areredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. >> the airmen were boarding a military bus outside of a terminal at the frankfort airport when a man began opening with them and then opened fire. german prosecutors are investigating the inc
. as well as a major hail storm there. we're going to get the latest in a live report. al will give us the forecast in a couple of minutes. >> in the meantime, we'll get our first look inside the nuclear power plant in japan. you can see the dangerous and dark conditions those heroic workers are battling as they try to restore power to the reactors. and overnight, two workers had to be rushed to the hospital after being exposed to radioactive elements. we'll get details in a live report this morning. >> here's the question that i think will be of interest to a lot of parents out there. how far should a school go to protect one student with a severe peanut allergy? parents are in an uproar over the strict new rules put in place in an elementary school in florida. they claim what's being done there to keep one child safe is hurting other kids' education. we're going to hear from both sides in that story. >>> but we begin this morning with severe weather on both coasts. the weather channel's allison is in greensburg, pennsylvania. allison, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, m
developments making news this morning. the u.s. senate is expected to reject spending cuts proposed by both parties as early as today setting the stage for tough negotiations. in boston, president obama will be pushing education spending as critical for the nation's future. possible contenders for the 2012 gop nomination appeared at a forum on social issues. >>> the body of a missing american college student in spain has been found in a river in madrid. 22-year-old austin bice vanished last month after leaving a spanish nightclub alone. police do not suspect foul play. >>> a judge is deciding what evidence a jury will be allowed to hear in the upcoming hearing of casey anthony. kerry sanders is in wororlando h more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. from the moment investigators were called more than two years ago and told kayley anthony was missing teams were collecting evidence. was her mother casey at the time just her mother or was she immediately a suspect and if she was, why wasn't she read her miranda rights for three months? casey anthony sat in court taking note
joins us with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. if, in fact, that is the case, she indicated that the u.s. may consider prosecuting gadhafi for ordering that bombing. several ex officials of gadhafi's government that have fled since this latest violence occurred have said that he personally ordered that bombing that killed 270 people. victims are now urging the obama administration to reopen the criminal investigation. >>> also, another new development, the united nations has suspended libya from its human rights -- on the u.n. human rights council. that is the the first time a nation has ever been suspended from that council. they cited what they call gross and systemic human rights violations by libya in this latest violence. now, they are not permanently kicked off the council. this would occur until the u.n. decides to fully restore libya's status. finally, our ambassador to the u.n., susan wright, pushing for removal now saying, quote, gadhafi must go, he must go now. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> the senate is expected to approve a temporary funding bill
rain likely in kansas city. we'll take rain over snow at this point. if you're watching us on whag tv haegerstown, maryland, see a collection of miniature portraits painted over 200 years ago at keepsakes of the beloved at the washington museum of fine arts. that's your "early today" event of the day. >> bill, thanks. >>> now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. very few artists can live up to the billing larger than life. but elizabeth taylor was one of those few. she died yesterday at the age of 79 from congestive heart failure. nbc's stephanie stanton takes a look back at taylor's remarkable career. >> reporter: with her striking beauty and violet eyes, elizabeth taylor was the star of a hollywood icon. taylor first rose to stardom when she was just a teenager in "national velvet." >> father, he's a lovely thing. >> reporter: she went on to star in dozens of hollywood films, including "cat on a hot tin roof" and "cleopatra." she earned five academy award nominations and won two oscars. she was the first woman to earn $1 million for a film. off screen, her lif
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